plural noun
pi·​rosh·​ki | \ pi-ˈrōsh-kē How to pronounce piroshki (audio) , ˌpir-əsh-ˈkē How to pronounce piroshki (audio) \
variants: or pirozhki

Definition of piroshki

: small pastries with meat, cheese, or vegetable filling

Examples of piroshki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep your eyes open for Russian Eats, which will be serving homemade piroshki and Russian borscht. Anchorage Daily News, "10 things our dining writer can’t wait to eat at the Alaska State Fair," 22 Aug. 2019 Russian Eats, a new vendor this year, speaks to Alaska’s unique connection to Russian culture and cuisine with homemade piroshki and borscht. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Umiak,’ ‘quesa-deer-a’ and fresh oysters: How Alaskans put their own spin on state fair food," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of piroshki

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piroshki

Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog pastry

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“Piroshki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piroshki. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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